Infectious Disease Compendium

Dirofilarisis

Microbiology

Helminths. Includes D. immitis, the dog heartworm and D. tenuis in raccoons, D. ursi in bears, D. subdermata in porcupines, and D. repens in European dog and cat.

Epidemiologic Risks

Syndromes

D. immitis: lung nodules, which can mimic pulmonary infection with eosinophilia, the others cause subcutaneous nodules, often without eosinophilia.

Treatment

Cold steel i.e. cut it out.

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